Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Walk down the memory lane...

Thanks a lot drenched, for giving me this tag - was grappling with a minor writer block... Kind of lazy to think and write, and then came this one... these are some moments I remember from my childhood (Till I was in 5th standard).


My first memory about my childhood is going to attend a marriage in a bus, sitting with my grandpa, and asking him where I was when my dad and mom got married.

I remember watching my dad come home on his first scooter, all drenched in rain.

I remember my nursery friend Sebi telling all of us 'from today I am not Sebi; call me Sebastian'

I remember the curly hair of another nursery friend Tommy and the chocolates he gave us when his father came from Middle East. (I got one with a violet wrapper)

One day dad beat me for something and when I started to cry, he took me away from my home coz my grandfather didn't allow him to beat me :)

I still remember the heat of beatings I got from him for buying chocolates from a shop near my school without any money - I told the shop owner to give me a chocolate (a 50 paisa one, in a green wrapper) and told him that dad will pay.

Watching the private parts of Sheeba Chechi (our maid servant) and asking her why her parts are different from mine.

Waving frantically to the first bus which ran through the road in front of my house, shouting 'Kala Travels' (Kala was a girl in my class, and they actually did name the bus kala travels)

The taste of masaladosa from 'Maruthi Vilas' hotel, Chalakudy, while waiting for bus to my moms home.

The cigarette shaped toffees my grandfather used to get for me.

The cakes given to me by my grandfather’s friend, Prabhakaran muthassan. I used to call him 'Cake Muthassan'.

Going to TDM Hall, Eranakulam to watch my cousin perform in a play. She had a sword, and I was in awe when I saw her with sword in the stage.

Playing with the reflector of the cycle of my dad, and he scolding me for that.

The first death - My grand mom’s eldest sister. I was at my moms home, and Dads cousin Roy came to pick me and my mom. That was my first ride on a Enfield, and to say the least, it got me hooked. When i reach the ancestral home, all my cousins where there, and we al where happy that we can play... I still remember the ambulance coming home with her body, and it is then it stuck me that some thing serious is actually going on.

36 comments:

vagabond dreamer said...

hahahahahahaha dude u had some fun and u got some hidings uhhh nice going

Coconut Chutney said...

oh i loved those beedi candies too! They made me feel like one major wannabe rowdy lol

priya said...

That was good. Someone was just carefree and ejoying their childhood.

Meenu said...

Hey really a sweet memory down the lane !
really great - dad ll pay 4 the toffees!

sebi known as sebastain :)

and cake muthassan :) sweet .:)

good to be back to our good old days aint it ?

Joy said...

I remember those cigarate candies. But as soon as my dad became aware of them, they were banned from the house.

vEENs said...

heheh! there were sme funny things :)

But you really get nostalgic thinking of all this :)


--"Those were the first days of your life"

PREETI said...

From then on itself rowdy huh? This, btw, is for the Sheeba Chechi bit..Tsk tsk..Corrupted mind! ;) haha...

The violet wrapper choclate from the Gulf, was it Quality Street by any chance???

I'm yet to complete my tag...maybe today i shall post it... :)

Macadamia The Nut said...

"I remember my nursery friend Sebi telling all of us 'from today I am not Sebi; call me Sebastian'"

LOL!! That's so cute!

Sasmi Sinh said...

hahaha... i couldnt imagine that u really did all that to your dad and got beaten. lol.
Naughty kid.

Red Phoenix said...

My first Enfield experience was also similar. I too attended a funeral of my dad's friend's relative, and when the final procession was about to take place and crossing the gate, I was there spitting, "dubbu dubbu dubbu buddu buddu buddu... Vroooooommmmmmm...."
:D
Had no clue what was going on there.....
And the Vroom and dubbu buddu still works good for me ;)

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

haha, aww, i read this at preeti's a min ago! her's was mushy and cute, and yours is so darn hilarious and so terribly sweet! hehe.. lol. oh you knw what? i bawled majorly when i say my parents marriage vid cause they dint 'take' me along then.
roflmao.
and haha, why on earth were u watchin her, err parts? lol.
cheeers!
niice nice post :)

Pointblank said...

LOL! U were watching whaaat?? naughty kid eh??

it was a nice tag.. yeah.. trip down the memory lane.. made me think bout my own childhood...

And I was a smart kid, i think.. i neverw anted to attend my folk's wedding.. I ALWAYS knew the reason ;) But yeah, i still laugh at my mom's pouts when i checked out their wedding album!

But honestly, this wa sone of the best tags I have read!

Knatchbulley Hughzscene said...

that was so lovely to read. i remember those cigarette shaped toffees with red tip!!! rofl..
i remembered my days in bangalore.

Juby George said...

was thinking of my own childhood when reading yours... its a lot precious man...

aneri_masi said...

such walks down memory lane are so soothing to the soul, nahi? :)

Suma said...

this was very nice indeed!!!

some memories do stay back hidden but there!!! :)

Gazal said...

cigarete candies....

phantom or some brand like that...what a craze

cute post

Cinderella. said...

NIce tag. made me ponder about my own earliest memories...

Beauty and the BEast said...

My first reaction - Holy Cripes! Thats a lot to remember :p

But life is filled with moments which linger...

Pri said...

nice trip down memory lane :)
all except the first death u witnessed :(
and err maybe those kiddo days thrashings...but then the thrashings made u a stronger and better person i guess...
somehow they always seem to work :p

Shruti said...

very few people remember so many things so vividly.. with greens and purples.. from their childhood days.. :-) very very sweetly done tag :-)

--xh-- said...

@shanu: he he :)
@CC: yeah, me 2...
@priya: :)
@meenu: yeah, sure it feels good re :)
@joy: thankfully, my grandad had the veeto power :-D
@veenz: :)
@preetz: he he.. some ppl start it very early...
@maca: yup.. and i still remember his face whne he told us that...
@swapna: he he he
@red phonix: one bitten by enfield, it is tough to come out, right...
@b_w: he he... wll, er,natural curiocity, I say.
@PB: he he... wow, u da smart kid :)
@knatchb: ha ha ha.. yep.. they looked like filter ciggies
@juby: :)
@aner: true :)
@suma: yup, agree :)
@gazal: he he he.. I dont remember teh brand name, but it was fun 'smoking' them...
@Cindy: :)
@beauty: welcome to my space :) he he... seems like my memory was far better whn i was a kid...
@pri: yup..thatz true...trashings.. hm.. agree :)
@shru: :) i rememebr lot of things like this... to the last detail...

gunj said...

Watching the private parts of Sheeba Chechi (our maid servant) and asking her why her parts are different from mine.

lol...quite a weird thing to remember :P

indian2006 said...

Cake Muthassan

How sweet:)

Confounded-Lady said...

Cigerette candies...oh I had those in th grade. Oh those were good days *thinks back...not too back as it reminds her of the nasty look on her mom's face :P*

..and ditto Preets: Shiny Violet papered chocolate...Quality Street? :/


I cant wait till I do this now :D

Drenched said...

Cigarette candies! Hahahahaha! I had so forgotten about them even though I loved them at one point of time. Lucky Strike they were called...I think.

"I remember my nursery friend Sebi telling all of us 'from today I am not Sebi; call me Sebastian'"
Hehehehe! So, did you? :p

ceedy said...

:) that the only reaction I can have - life unwrapped

Enigma said...

ahhh a nice walk down memory lane...wow u do rember so many things na...and a naughty mind too huh sheeba chechi....

and that violet wrpper candy must hav been mackintosh na...
good to know that u remember so many things..i kind of hav blocked out so many things....

Gayatri said...

cigarette shaped candies! i remember them too! i picked them up recently and while sucking on it, i wondered why i was so obsessed with it as a kid, because it tasted awful - very over sweet!

and how old were you when you looked at your maids' private parts?! you pervy kid! =D

Vinesh said...

Watching the private parts of maidservant????

:-)

Ps said...

wow.
Speechless.
TDM hall, and cigarette Mittai are so familiar.
:( -- grandmom's memories.
LOL at private parts--surprised u didnt get a slap for that.

--xh-- said...

@gunj: i have a good memory :)
@Indian: :)
@confounded: no re, it was not quality street.. it was something else...
@drenched: yes, we caled him sebastian.. he insisted on that :)
@ceedy: :)
@enigma: he he he..no, it was not machintosh too.. it was from a box of assorted chocolates...
@gayathri: yeah, they where very sweet, but i likd them... felt like a big guy whn i sucked them :-D and age.. i was eiterh in LKG or UKG...
@vinesh: ;-)
@ps: :) yeah, sweet old memories...she showed me - so why should i get a slap?

Gayatri said...

Memories.. I remember some random flashes in a sequence from the time I was 3. I've been told that its too early to have clear memories from :)

Pavi!!!! said...

awww..nice rite..to look back..i think of random stuff frm childhood soooooo often!As one grows older, the past & memories of it tend to become more n more precious!

Ciggy shaped candies...is that the Sweet Cigars? I remb we used to be so kicked abt it in school. Do they yet sell 'em anywhere??

иidhi S said...

you have so nicely put the memories of ur life...i cud actually see them

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